• CathedralThe Cathedral, founded in 1086 by the first bishop of Ravello Orso Papirio. The bronze portal by Parisano di Trani was realized in Constantinople in 1179 and was brought to Ravello by sea; it is divided into 54 squares portraying Saints, the Passion, lions and gryphons. The pulpit inside the Cathedral is by Bartolomeo da Foggia (1272) and is dedicated to Saint Pantaleone, the patron Saint of Ravello, where his blood is kept still today.
  • The Museum of the Cathedral, which is located in the crypt. There are Roman cinerary urns and sarcophaguses and many other interesting sculptures, such as the bust of Sigilgaida Rufolo, one of the most beautiful sculptures in Western art of Southern Italy, or the shrines of the Saints Barbara, Lawrence and Thomas.
  • The Church of Saint Giovanni del Toro built in 975, boasting an ambo of the 12th century based on finely decorated round arches supported by four columns, each with a different capital. The crypt is finely decorated, too.
  • The Church of Saint Maria a Gradillo of the 12th century, where nobles used to meet to discuss public affairs. This church boasts three naves divided by columns.
  • The Coral Museum founded in 1986, collecting artifacts in coral such as cameos, and engraved mother of pearl and shells, from Roman times to the last century.
  • The Church of the Annunciation, now meeting centre for conferences organized by the Centro Universitario Europeo per i Beni Culturali (the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage).
  • villa rufolo Villa Rufolo, built in the second half of the 12th century, with its two towers of Arab-Norman style. From the vestibule of the entrance tower, decorated with entwined arches in the walls and the vault and boasting four large statues symbolizing Charity and Hospitality, values assiduously practiced by the Rufolo family, you get to the three-storey building through a tree-lined avenue. On the left there is the main tower, the 'Torre Maggiore', almost 30m high, and on the right there is the squared courtyard, similar to a small cloister. Through a charming boulevard, you come to the terrace of Richard Wagner, so called because here, on May 26th 1880, the "music of lights and colors" inspired the musicians imagination: the vision of the scenic garden of Klingsor, the magic garden of Klingsor in the second act of his masterpiece "Parsifal". The gardens of Villa Rufolo and the breathtaking view are the background of the important annual Ravello International Music Festival held every summer: the Wagner Festival. The garden rich of coloured and wonderful flowers boasts a Moorish cloister. The Antiquarium set in the ancient chapel of the complex collects relics and fragments recovered in the second half of the 19th century.
  • villa cimbrone Villa Cimbrone: on the left you can admire a courtyard, an artistic imitation of the Cloister of San Francesco, embellished with mullioned windows and arches developing from columns. A door on the left leads into the so-called "crypt" - "an open terrace to the sea." On the right there is a squared defense tower of four floors. It is part of a "castle" decorated like Villa Rufolo. Down the avenue, surrounded by ornamental statues and temples (like that of Bacchus), the 'Belvedere di Mercurio' opens to the most salient point of the ridge on which Ravello lies, boasting one of the most breathtaking views in the world.
  • The Curch of 'San Francesco', in Gothic style with a monastery and a cloister, founded by Saint Francis on his way back from the Far East.
  • The Belvedere of Princess of Piemonte.
  • The 'Gonfalone' Palace, with a wonderful courtyard.
  • The 'Tolla' Palace, today the seat of the town hall.
  • The D'Afflitto Palace with Middle Ages features.
  • The Former Augustinian Monastery with a restructured church.
  • The Monastery of San Trifone.
  • The Church of Saint Chiara with a fresco of the 14th century portraying Christus Pantocrator, and boasting a majolica-floor of the 16th century.

Stefania Maffeo